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Celebrities Out and About in
New York City

You see them all the time, celebrities out and about in New York City. Well, you no longer need to shoot grainy cell phone photos. New York Cool, with the help of PR Photos, will be posting celebrity photos on this page daily...(more)
The Buzz - Media Bits and Pieces

Since we are New York Cool, and, we receive loads of tips from media mavens and have decided to pass them on to you. So check back often, it's The Buzz...(more)
Shoes in the City
The Museum at FIT's
"Shoe Obsession Show"
February 8 - April 13, 2013

"All women have a bit of Imelda Marcus in them," Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT (more).
Casita Maria Cocktail Party
Roberto Cavalli
711 Madison @ 63rd Street
December 13, 2012

It was lights, camera and action on a set swirling with the holiday glitz of Roberto Cavalli's Boutique...(more)
East–West: The Art of Dialogue
An Initiative of the
Shafik Gabr Foundation
583 Park &
The Temple of Dendur,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
December 3, 2012

This fall, when the world was not busy watching the government of the United States's totally manufactured "Thelma and Louise" style race off a mythical fiscal cliff, all eyes were on Egypt....(more)

Casita Maria Fiesta 2012
Mandarin Oriental
October 16, 2012

The Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education was honored at the Fiesta 2012 Gala on October 16, 2012 at New York City's elegant Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Guests were treated to cocktails, dinner and then dancing to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound...(more)

Children's Rights Benefit 2012
The Plaza Hotel
October 10, 2012

Children's Rights advocates for some of our nation's must vulnerable citizens - children in foster care. The organization helps these children in a very effective (and clever) way...(more)

FIT 2012 Couture Council Award
For Artistry in Fashion
Oscar de la Renta
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center

The Fashion Institute of Technology kicked off September's Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week with their annual Couture Council Award Benefit Luncheon. This year's honoree was famed fashion designer and philanthropist, Oscar de la Renta (more)

Ballerina Assoluta:
Gala Tribute Honoring the Legendary Natalia Makarova
Saturday April 28, 2012
The David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center

On Saturday, April 28, 2012, the Youth America Grand Prix celebrated a year of worldwide scholarship competition...(more)

Verdura Hosts
Party Honoring
Couture Council of
The Museum at FIT
April 24, 2012

Ward Landrigan and Nico Landrigan, Chairman and President of Verdura, hosted an invitation-only party to honor FIT’s Couture Council members and their tireless support of The Museum at FIT...(more)

Theater Communications Group
50th Anniversay Gala
Monday, April 23, 2012
Espace | New York City

Theater Communications Group's mission is to support regional theater and they have been in the "business" for fifty years...(more)

University Settlement Hosts Champagne Reception
With Guest of Honor
Chef Jacques Pepin
Private Residence
Upper East Side of Manhattan
April 5, 2012

University Settlement has been helping emigrant and low income families, making a differenece "one family at a time" for one-hundred-and-twenty-five years...(more)
Book Preview and
Celebration Dinner for
Masterpieces of Orientalist Art:
The Shafik Gabr Collection

Maastricht, Netherlands
Friday March 16, 2012

Egyptian industrialist and fine art collector Shafik Gabr attended The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht this March for a preview of his new book "Masterpieces of Orientalist Art: The Shafik Gabr Collection."...(more)
Celebrities at The Blonds Fashion Show
Milk Studios
February 15, 2012

The Blond's show is Fashion Week's wildest party. The coolest club kids plus the photographers and stylist who love them fill the building early for an opportunity to "kiss, kiss" their best and baddest friends...(more)
Couture Council of the
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fall Party
Soho Grande Hotel
November 17, 2011

The Couture Council of the Fashion Institute Technology launches Fall Fashion Week with their Artistry in Fashion Award Luncheon...(more)

Greenwood Cemetery
Walking Tour
November 12, 2011

New York City residents constantly fight the "real estate wars," plotting and conniving for just a few extra feet of space in just a little better neighborhood...(more)

The American Friends of Versailles
Visit New York
October 27 - 28, 2011

The American Friends of Versailles is an elegant group dedicated to the pursuit of beauty. The group was founded in 1998 when Texas-born, Chicago resident philanthropist Catharine Hamilton visited Versailles...(more)

50th Birthday Gala
October 20, 2011

ACCION, the birth place for micro finance in developing countries, celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their founding with dinner and dancing at New York's famed Cipriani 42nd Street. The Birthday Gala raised over $1.6 million...(more)


2011 Somaly Mam
Foundation Gala
Espace, NYC.
635 West 42 Street
October 20, 2011

No other advocate has been more vocal, or effective in the campaign to end human trafficking than Somaly Mam. Mam knows first-hand the suffering of these innocent children because she was forced to be a sexual slave when she was a young girl...(more)

Humanity in Action
Fall Benefit
Cultural Services of the
French Embassy
October 13, 2011

Humanity in Action hosted their annual Fall Benefit Dinner at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on October 13, 2011...(more)

A Taste of the Good Life
Partnership With Children
9th Annual Tasting Event
Prince George Ballroom
October 12, 2011

On October 12th, over 170 guests, including New York City’s prominent business people and leaders in philanthropy, attended A Taste of the Good Life!...(more)
The Body Shop®
And Tamara Mellon, OBE
Preview of Stop Sex Trafficking
Of Children and Young People Petition Exhibition
September 21, 2011
Happy Monkey Studio
348 West 36th Street

The Body Shop® hosted a preview party to publicize The Body Shop® Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People Petition Exhibition...(more)

Michael Musto Book Party
Monday September 19, 2011

Michael Musto celebrated the publication of his new book, Fork On The Left, Knife In The Back, with a drag-queen packed wing-of-a-ding at New York's Copacabana Night Club...(more)

Michael Musto's
Fork On The Left, Knife In the Back

For twenty-five years Michael Musto has been telling the story of downtown New York through his Village Voice column, La Dolce Musto. It is a story filtered through the cheesecloth...(more)

Burma Ball
September 19, 2011
The Friar's Club

The Burma Ball was held at New York's legendary Friar's Club on September 19, 2011. The loosely titled "Ball" (really a cocktail party)...(more)

Opening Day
FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival
Fiction & Non-Fiction
Cultural Services of the
French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue
Saturday, September 17, 2011

It is time to be French again. FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival is in full swing (September 17, 2011 - October 16, 2011)...(more)

Couture Council 2011
Artistry in Fashion
Award Luncheon
Honoring Valentino
Wednesday September 7, 2011
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center

The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology opened Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week when they honored Valentino with their 2011 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion...(more)

Couture Council Summer Party
The Boathouse
August 17, 2011

Every year The Couture Council of The Fashion Institute of Technology "breaks a bottle of champagne" over the bow of Fall Fashion Week with the Couture Council Award for Artistry in Fashion Luncheon...(more)

White Nights Foundation of America Annual Benefit
The Mariinsky Ballet's Gala
Opening Night Benefit
Metropolitan Opera House
July 11, 2011

The White Nights Foundation of America Annual Benefit, Monday, July 11, 2011, featured the U.S. premiere of Anna Karenina, performed by the Mariinsky Ballet, at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House...(more)


El Museo's Gala Honoring
Mario Testino
May 26, 2011

El Museo del Barrio, with sure-handed guidance of Gala Chairs of Yaz and Valentín Hernández and Alex González and Raúl Martínez, pulled out all the stops to honor famed Peruvian-born and Anna-Wintour-loved photographer Mario Testino...(more)

Bootlegger 21
Speakeasy Party
April 16, 2011
76 Wooster Street

The fabled Cotton Club of Jazz-Age Harlem was reincarnated for one night in a four-story Soho townhouse...(more)

Bomb Magazine
30 Anniversary Gala
April 15, 2011

The Bomb Magazine Gala is a must attend event for New York City's voyeurs. The art on the walls is stunning, but what truly draws the eye are the guests...(more)


World Malbec Day Party
New York Public Library
April 14, 2011

The New York Public Library was aglow with the colors of Argentina in honor of World Malbec Day on April 14, 2011...(more)


Opening Reception for
Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts
March 24, 2011
Park Avenue Armory

For six days, beginning March 25, 2011, the Park Avenue Armory was draped with quilts - 650 beautiful red and white quilts which were stunning lit for the maximum enjoyment of the public...(more)

New York Junior League’s
59th Annual Winter Ball
“Elegance Throughout Time”
The Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom
March 5, 2011

United States Representative for the State of New York Carolyn B. Maloney was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 59th New York Junior League Winter Ball. This year's theme was "Elegance Through Time"...(more)

Fashionistas at the
The Blonds Fashion Show
Milk Studio
February 16, 2011

Every season fashonistas flock to The Blonds Fashion Show for an opportunity to see and be seen. The fashions on the runway are imaginatively absurd...(more)

  New York Cool Productions

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New York
New York Cool Productions Publishing

It was bright and beautiful that October day; the sky was clear, the air was brisk but cold for a late October day in New York City. Later, when people spoke about what happened, they always began by saying what a beautiful day it was...(more)

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans
New York Cool Productions Publishing

Amanda kicked the soccer ball toward the goal and saw him. He looked just like the others—the tall, blond men who terrorized New York City six months ago.
They had been found...(more)
The Big Apple Posse: Escape From Los Angeles
New York Cool Productions Publishing

Amanda squirmed in the backseat of the Escalade, unable to find a comfortable position without waking her brother Peter who was asleep, his head on a pillow in her lap. Amanda also had a pillow; she had a blanket too, for which she was grateful. It was nice to feel warm again after swimming from a yacht to shore in fifty degree weather wearing a cocktail dress, high heels, and what was now a soggy, smelly down jacket...(more)

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